Nativism, White Power, and Anti-Immigrant Violence in the United States


1414 E 59th St,

Chicago, IL 60637-2901,

United States


April 19, 2019
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
April 20, 2019
9:00 am
6:00 pm

Please join UChicago History for a conference in the International House's Assembly Hall.

The event is free and open to the public. No large bags or backpacks will be allowed into the Assembly Hall.

Pre-Registration is encouraged:

5 to 5:15 PM: Welcome and Introductions, Prof. Ramón Gutiérrez, History Dept., University of Chicago

5:15 to 7 PM: Racist Violence: Past, Present, and Future

* Prof. Mia Bay, History Dept. University of Pennsylvania: “Color Line Violence in American History: Extra/legal, Extra/lethal”

* Prof. Kathleen Belew, History Dept. University of Chicago: “The White Power Movement Imagines the Future: Race War and Apocalypse”

9 to 11 AM: Xenophobia, White Supremacy and Anti-Immigrant Violence

* Dr. Carly Goodman, Postdoctoral Fellow, American Friends Service: “How John Tanton’s Network of Organizations Spread Anti-immigrant Extremism”

* Prof. Elizabeth Gillespie McRae, History Dept., Western Carolina University: “White Women’s Narratives of Integration and Immigration: Supremacist or Not?”

* Prof. Leo Chavez, Anthropology Dept., University of California, Irvine: “Xenophobic Nightmares and Immigration Reform: Historical and Contemporary Narratives of Fear”

11:30 AM to 1 PM: Immigrants and the State’s Deportation Machine

* Prof. Jessica Ordaz, Ethnic Studies Dept., University of Colorado, Boulder: “Immigration, Detention, and Death: Interrogating California’s Deportation Regime”

* Prof. Juan Perea, Loyola School of Law: “Deportation and Exclusion as a Defense of White Nationhood”

3 PM to 5 PM: The White Power Movement: Organization, Recruitment, Membership, and Visions of Alternative Futures

* Prof. Joseph Lowndes, Dept. of Political Science, University of Oregon: “From Pat Buchanan to Donald Trump: The Emergence of Populist Nativism in the GOP”

* Prof. Michele White, Dept. of Communication, Tulane University: “How the Men’s Rights Movement and White Supremacists Appropriate the Civil Rights Movement”

* Prof. Nicole Hemmer, History Dept., University of Virginia: “The alt-right in Charlottesville: How an online movement became a real-world Presence”

5 PM to 6 PM: Closing Session

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture, the Franke Institute, the Global Studies Mobility Project, and International House Global Voices.

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Photo credit: Stanley Forman, "The Soiling of Old Glory," April 5, 1976

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